The Wild Geese


2h 12m 1978

Brief Synopsis

A British multinational seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and due for execution. Just when the team has performed a perfect rescue, the multinational does a deal with the vicious dictator leaving the mercenary band to escape under their own steam and exact revenge.

Film Details

Also Known As
Wild Geese, vilda gässen
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1978

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 12m
Sound
4-Track Stereo (London premiere print), Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.85 : 1

Synopsis

A British multinational seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and due for execution. Just when the team has performed a perfect rescue, the multinational does a deal with the vicious dictator leaving the mercenary band to escape under their own steam and exact revenge.

Film Details

Also Known As
Wild Geese, vilda gässen
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1978

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 12m
Sound
4-Track Stereo (London premiere print), Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.85 : 1

Quotes

There is a clause in all of my contracts, that my liver is to be buried seperately, and, with honors.
- Faulkner
We're dead!
- Esposito
Esposito, you're not dead until I TELL you you're dead.
- RSM Sandy Young
"Get up."
- RSM Sandy Young
"I can't, sir. I'm dead."
- Soldier
"Get on your feet, you fuckin' abortion!"
- RSM Sandy Young
That's one of the most moving benedictions I ever heard.
- Shawn Fynn

Trivia

This was the last movie released by Allied Artists.

In the casino scene where Allen Faulkner flirts with a woman dressed as an Egyptian, the woman is actually is Richard Burton's wife Susan Burton.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1978

Released in United States 1978